To What Extent Did the American Revolution Change Society Dbq Us History

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The American Revolution fundamentally changed the American society by declaring independence from Britain, the new democracy set up, slavery, and in the rights of women. This period of time in America saw many changes socially, economically, and politically. The revolution brought about many changes in the American society. America made many changes in its government after the Declaration of Independence and the Articles of Confederation, which eventually led to a ratifying of the Constitution in 1788. The major change with the constitution is a national government playing a larger part than in the Articles. In The Federalist, number 51 Madison says “Ambition must be made to counteract ambition” (Doc I). The constitution included a system of checks and balances to keep a watchful eye over the government. The Statutes at Large of Virginia, state that there is freedom of religion (Doc D). This is, in a sense, one of the founding principles of the Constitution. Freedom of religion is part of the First Amendment of the Bill of Rights that was necessary for the constitution to be ratified by all 13 states. This, in my opinion, is a precedent to the constitution that came two years later Women in colonial times were only a step above slaves. Women had no rights in any part of the community unless they were widows. Women in the colonies could have been compared to as being a dog on a leash. The women were fed up because they felt as if they should not even appear in public since they had no rights as Molly Wallace clearly explained,"... ought ever to appear in so public a manner,"(Doc J). This shows how women in the society felt useless and unimportant because they had no roles. Women also wanted the same rights as men, "some for an equal distribution of property"(Doc G). Some women in American society played a larger role. In Doc A, a woman is shown holding a musket. One woman, by the name of Deborah

Sampson, impersonated a man and fought in the war for many...
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